Permission to Travel

It’s just three little words… that hold a lot of weight. Ever wonder why we haven’t just hopped down the coast to Mexico by now? Three little words… Permission to Travel. For those of you who don’t know when you get divorced each party has a voice in if the other parent can leave the…

Adventuring is Hard on the Equipment!

The biggest thing we have learned is buy the extended warranty! I used to think that the added coverage was a waste of money. Boy was I wrong. We have used our extended coverage so much that they told us we could no longer use it. Apparently, Go Pro had to fix our Go Pro…

Episode 36 – The DEAL HOUND Strikes Again!

We untie Rad Mode from the bush we spent the night against in the Delta and sail down river to for some provisioning, a cheat day, pizza, beer, and donut holes. Kristina, the Super Deal Hound, scores us some cheap provisions in Oakland and we stalk up, sailor style. Please consider supporting our film-making efforts!…

Fleet Week in San Francisco!!! (PHOTOS)

Waiting in anticipation… crowds of people gather in the streets, children cheer with excitement, and boats gather out on the bay. The engines roar to life. You can hear them approaching before they come into view… and then it happens… The ground begins to tremble. You can feel it vibrating in your chest. The tension…

Episode 35 – Shallow Water & A Shady Tie-Off

We start where we left off in Episode 34 and sail through shallow Sherman Lake. A lake in the Sacramento Delta just north of Antioch that is known for its numerous hazards. After that, we go tie up against a bush for the night (yes, a bush) and make omelettes. The omelettes might not sound…

NorCal Westsail Rendezvous 2017!!! (PHOTOS)

It’s more than just a rendezvous. Last year we had the honor of attending the Westsail rendezvous even though our Westsail wasn’t sailing. This past year I have realized that it is more than just a rendezvous to show off your boat. It’s family, friends, relationships that have grown so much. These are people that…

Episode 34 – The Crew Takes 5

J & K reunite after J’s Oregon trip, we sail to Oakland to deliver the kids to their uncle Kurt, Skipper of the Plan B, and then we take a beater of a trip up river to Rio Vista. There, once again, we are reminded that sailboats are nothing but trouble sometimes (even though we…

Why we do the Episode Videos

Why do we make “episode” videos?… I wonder sometimes myself. They are not easy and they do take a lot of time, but when it boils down to it the simplest answer is because we want to share our story. Our story might not be the greatest, but it is unique… and we love it….

What is it about Boats?

I can name a hundred reasons why you should never get into owning a boat, but… (there’s always a but), but for every reason I can name not to buy a boat I can name a hundred more why you should. Why is that?… For something that is a headache, a hassle,  and a liability…

I am a Writer…

One thing I have realized lately is that… I am a writer. Through and through I am a born writer. I have written novels, essays, poems, journal articles, blog posts, and so forth. I have realized that it is when I have stopped writing that I feel something is completely off with me… something in…

Episode 32 – I’m A BEAST!

We spend a day recovering from the events of Episode 31 and then tie up some loose ends on Rad Mode before enjoying a San Francisco day sail on SV Caradon with Captain Heather! Just a side note about the voice-overs…I stayed up drinking by myself until about 2am and thought about redoing them all…